Nineteen players head to Sweden through the LFE

Last August, I published an article detailing the 17 English players who were heading to Sweden through the LFE's player placement scheme. Well the organisation has just announced the latest cohort to make the move ahead of the new season in Sweden. This time there are 19 players making the move, all of which are …

Prayag Jina: From college soccer to earning respect in Spain

For Prayag Jina, his nine months spent playing football in Spain last year were a dream and nightmare all rolled into one. On one hand, the 22-year-old experienced senior football for the first time at a high level. On the other hand, he suffered a serious injury which brought his time in Europe to an …

USL League One preview

On Friday night, America's new fully-professional third tier will kick off. The USL League One was announced in April 2017 and now two years on, it is ready to begin with ten teams, five of which are newly-formed. The new division will sit below MLS and the USL Championship, although of course there is no …

Benjamin Agyeman-Badu: Moving abroad at 18 and experiencing cultural differences in Serbia and Slovenia

It has been less than two years since Benjamin Agyeman-Badu, also known as Ben Badu, was released by Blackpool at the age of 18. Some players may have dropped into non-league or returned to education in that time but that hasn't been the case for the young winger. He has played abroad in two different …

Noah Alexandersson: The hot prospect born in Warrington to a Swedish legend

Being the son of one of your country's most legendary footballers may come with a lot of expectation but for Noah Alexandersson, he's never wanted anything else than to follow in his father's footsteps and he is already making progress on that dream. "For as long as I can remember, becoming a professional footballer like …

Cameron Streete: Former Djurgårdens prospect looking to make his senior breakthrough in 2019

Cameron Streete comes from a talented family. His father Floyd Streete played as a defender for Cambridge United before having a spell playing in Holland. He later became a Wolverhampton Wanderers legend winning successive promotions and the Football League Trophy with the Midlands side. His half-brother Remie Streete grew up in the Newcastle United academy …

Georgeito-Silva Nunes: Crossing the border to play in Gibraltar

Gibraltar may only have a land area of just over two-and-a-half miles but there is a thriving footballing community on the British Overseas Territory. Ever since the Gibraltar Football Association was accepted as a member of UEFA in 2013, the country's domestic football has continued to improve from the increased funding clubs have received since. …

Chris Joyce: The Geordie striker who has spent 13 years in Norway

It's a rare occurrence but there are some English players who have built their entire professional careers abroad. One is Kenny Pavey. The former Millwall youngster has spent 20 years in Sweden, becoming an AIK legend. Another is Chris Joyce. He grew up in the Newcastle United academy and after a spell in the States, …

Paul Shaw: Q&A with former Arsenal, Millwall & Gillingham man on his time in Hungary and the US

Many English players go their whole careers without playing abroad and Paul Shaw thought that would be him. Having started his career at Arsenal, who he scored two Premier League goals for, the attacking midfielder would go on to make over 400 senior league appearances in England for ten different clubs including the likes of …

Elliot Simmons: The former MK Dons youngster set to be part of the brand new Canadian Premier League

Starting a whole new professional league from scratch may sound like a mammoth and unique task but it is something that Elliot Simmons will be part of this year. The 20-year-old from Luton is back in the country where he spent part of his childhood as the Canadian Premier League gears up for its inaugural …